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LOCKED ON HORNETS - 9/8/16 - Fantasy Outlook Pa...
The Charlotte Hornets increase their roster to 18 by signing Andrew Andrews and Rasheed Sulaimon. We give you the scoop on the new additions. PLUS part 2 of our fantasy outlook with Josh Lloyd of the Locked on Fantasy Basketball podcast.
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 9/7/16 - Charlotte Hornets ...
We're deep diving the 2016-17 season prospects AND fantasy outlook for the Charlotte Hornets with host Josh Lloyd. In part 1 we discuss overall team strategy, burning questions heading into the season and the free agency moves the team made. PLUS!
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 9/6/16 - Nicolas Batum's Ef...
Twitter advanced stats superhero Nick Sciria stops by to help us put some advanced stats into context as it relates to the Charlotte Hornets 2015-16 performance. Specifically we discuss how Hornets guard Nicolas Batum helped Kemba Walker reach his effi...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 9/2/2016 - Is Cody Zeller t...
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller has had an odd three years in the NBA. Miscast as a stretch power forward he struggled to find a place in the rotation and the bottom of the net. Last season, due to a shakeup in the frontcourt, Zeller was forced in...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/30/16 - What if a Hornets...
We dive into some fascinating Charlotte Hornets history by taking a look at their webpages throughout the years with the help of the Wayback Machine on archive.org. We talk about how the site evolved and what trivia and retro facts we uncovered in our ...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/26/16 - Jeremy Lamb Wants...
We recap news and notes around the Charlotte Hornets including fast moving developments involving the new D-League franchise the Greensboro Swarm.
+It was one of the biggest mysteries of last season. What happened to Jeremy Lamb? Jeremy Lamb...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/23/16 - Frank Kaminsky ca...
Frank Kaminsky tells the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell that he needs to improve defensively. Certainly he would know that better than anyone but we take a deeper look anyway. WARNING: this requires us to take a look back at the apocalyptic disaster...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/19/16 - Nic Batum Drops G...
We're catching up on Olympic basketball talking about Team USA's recent struggles on defense and Nic Batum and Team France leaving Rio with a whimper.
PLUS! The Charlotte Hornets will not be playing in Time Warner Cable Arena. The Uptown Charlotte hom...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/16/16 - What does Kemba W...
The Hornets had to replace their depth at point guard after the departure of Jeremy Lin and they did so by adding two familiar faces in Ramon Sessions and Brian Roberts. They'll be backing up Kemba Walker who is coming off a career year...just short of...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/12/16 - Does the schedule...
The NBA releases the schedule, did the Hornets get favorable stretches or more brutal back to backs? Doug hits the highlights of Charlotte's 2016-17 calendar.
+Jason Simon, Director of Event Presentation for the Charlotte Hornets tells us wha...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/9/16 - Preseason schedule...
Team USA dominates while Nic Batum and the French National Team wilts. What's been most impressive about USA basketball's dominance and what Olympic sports have Doug and David been vibing on?
+ Charlotte Agenda Editor in Chief Andrew Dunn sto...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/5/16 - Hornets' Nic Batum...
Nicolas Batum has a reputation in Charlotte as a distributor and playmaker but it's those same qualities that come off as passive and frustrating to fans of the French national team who want to see Batum take an active scoring role. We talk to J.B. fro...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 8/2/16 - Should the Hornets...
Greg Monroe appears to be firmly on the trading block. He had some highly publicized struggles in his first year with the Milwaukee Bucks but could a change of scenery and defensive scheme make him a success in Charlotte. We ask Frank Madden of BrewHoo...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 7/29/16 - Eastern Conferenc...
The Charlotte Hornets have their work cut out for them this season. All but two teams in the Eastern Conference have their sights set on a playoff series and a home playoff series. We bring in Adi Joseph, Deputy Editor at Sporting News to tell us which...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 7/28/16 - Can Roy Hibbert b...
With the offseason signing of 7 foot center Roy Hibbert, Hornets fans finally have the dedicated shot blocker they pined for all last season. He came cheap, signing for one year at 5 million dollars. He signed cheap because he's coming to Charlotte via...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 7/27/16 - Marco Belinelli d...
Marco Belinelli joins the Charlotte Hornets off of one of the toughest statistical years of his career. His time with the Sacramento Kings was marked by team turmoil, a season long shooting slump and finally a benching in favor of Seth Curry. But it’s ...
LOCKED ON HORNETS - 7/26/16 - Free agent additi...
ESPN730's Justin Thomas joins us to help wrap up our free agency recap as we discuss the players the Hornets added. The bench will look completely different next year with the additions of Marco Belinelli, Roy Hibbert, Ramon Sessions and Brian Roberts....
What impact will losing the 2017 NBA All Star G...
Fallout from the NBA's decision to move the 2017 NBA All Star Game from Charlotte continues. We read your opinions and discuss the impacts to both the city of Charlotte and the Hornets franchise with Nata Edwards. He has strong opinions on this subject...
All Star Weekend Instant Reaction + Chris Barne...
**The ASG news hit an hour after we recorded. David and I sat down for some quick reactions that you'll hear first. We'll dig into the impacts, the opinions, the disappointment in-depth on Monday.**
Chris Barnewall from At The Hive joins us to recap...
Free Agency Recap Part 2: Can the Hornets repla...
The Hornets front office was open about wanting to keep as many of their free agents as they could. Unfortunately they fell victim to their own cap limitations and their own success. Jeremy Lin, Courtney Lee and Al Jefferson all experienced better play...
Free Agency Recap Part 1: Hornets Bet on Contin...
David and I are joined by Nata Edwards who is moving to Bristol, Connecticut to work for some sports company (we're happy for him I GUESS). We talk about the Hornets two highest profile moves of the offseason, re-signing Nicolas Batum and Marvin Willia...
Free Agency Recap Part 1: Hornets Bet on Contin...
David and Doug are joined by Nata Edwards who is graduating Hive Talk Live University and moving to Bristol, Connecticut to work for some sports company (we're happy for him I guess). We talk about the Hornets two highest profile moves of the offseason...
Hornets Pre-Draft Special with guest Spencer Percy
The offseason starts now. The Charlotte Hornets have the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Will they use it or trade back? What needs could they address in the draft as opposed to free agency? Which players make the most sense for the Hornets at the 22n...
Stinger: Adi Joseph, SportingNews.com
Sporting News Deputy Editor Adi Joseph joins to recap an exciting 2015-16 Charlotte Hornets campaign. It may have ended in the first round but the future of the franchise has rarely been brighter.
Hive Talk Live Stinger: Adam Chin, BaselineBuzz...
We talk Hornets offseason aspirations and tough choices with Adam Chin of Baseline Buzz. Plus we get into a lot of philosophical talk about what it means to control one's own destiny in the NBA, whether that be winning championships or choosing whether...
Charlotte Hornets Season Finale Ends on a Cliff...
The Charlotte Hornets end their season falling on their faces in Game 7. Should Hornets fans be disappointed or proud of this Hornets team? Is it possible to be both? Now, the offseason looms and it opens the doors for Charlotte to attempt to bring bac...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm for Friday, 4-29-16
On this alarm...Could MKG return to the Hornets if they make the Conference Finals...will Game 6 be another low scoring, close game or will both offenses find their groove?
ESPN.com's Justin Verrier on A Closer Walk with...
On the boards, on defense and beyond the three point line, Courtney Lee did it all in the closing minutes of Game 5 on Wednesday night to put the Charlotte Hornets one game away from the series win they covet.
Hive Talk Live
Justin Verrier is co...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm for Thursday, 4-28-16
On this alarm...Do you even need an alarm after that game?! One of the most exciting endings in Hornets playoff history goes Charlotte's way. Our analysis of the many great storylines from this instant NBA Playoffs classic.
Bonus Pod: Guest, Leigh Ellis from The Starters...
Leigh Ellis, co-host of The Starters on NBATV and wildly popular The Drop podcast, stops by to drop some analysis of this series and the playoffs at large.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm for Wednesday, 4-27-16
On this alarm...Nic Batum injury update....MJ releases a statement on HB2...the Hornets are having success getting to the line. What does that do for their game and will it carry over to Game 5?
Charlotte Hornets NBA Playoffs Round 1: Hornets...
Games 3 and 4 were dramatically different in score and style and that played right into the hands of the Charlotte Hornets. They used aggressive rim attacks and opportunistic defense to counter the adjustments the Miami Heat made to take away the three...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-26-16
On this alarm...the Hornets scratch and claw their way back into this series. How did they do it and is it something they can pack with them as they head back to Miami.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-25-16
On this alarm...the Hornets get a historic playoff victory, can they make it two and climb back into this series with the Heat...plus another game of Over/Under.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-22-16
On this alarm...UPDATE on Nic Batum's injury and status for this series...we play Over/Under game 3 edition.
Hornets NBA Playoffs Round 1: To make adjustmen...
Game 2 left me sitting on the couch staring blankly at the television. I reached over for my laptop and silently wiki'd "Nihilism." Yep. That's the philosophy I was thinking of.
The Hornets played with more aggressiveness, more intensity, somewhat bet...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-21-16
On this alarm...the Hornets lose game two 115-103 and possibly lost one of the key members of their offense in the process. How has Miami been able to take away the Hornets' ability to shoot three pointers and how has that trickled down into the rest o...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-20-16
On this alarm...our interview with Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer recapping game 1 and previewing game 2. What adjustments will the Charlotte Hornets make to even this first round series.
Hornets NBA Playoffs Round 1: Guest, Jonathan J...
Shocking. Appalling. For the love of Luol that's holy! The Charlotte Hornets get blitzed in Miami and we're here to try and diagnose the murder. Jonathan Jones, writer for the Charlotte Observer, is in Miami covering the series and he joins us with an ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-19-16
On this alarm...the Hornets announce their home game promotions...can the Hornets bounce back in game 2...should the Hornets stay aggressive on defense or cool the jets?
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-18-16
On this alarm...the Charlotte Hornets get torched in Miami, what went wrong...should Steve Clifford make a change...more 2016 NBA playoffs analysis.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-15-16
On this alarm...news on the 2017 All Star game front plus we team up with Queen City Hoops for a Charlotte Hornets playoff edition of their 5 on 5.
Charlotte Hornets NBA Playoffs Round 1 Primer w...
Familiarity can breed contempt and angst but it can also breed great basketball. The Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat have played each other four times this season. Three out of the four were extremely close contests with big rallies by each team. One ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-14-16
On this alarm...the Hornets end the season with a win and know their playoff matchup and schedule.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-13-16
On this alarm...Charlotte Hornets playoffs scenarios...Hornets score a big win heading into the playoffs and a word on The Werm, Tom Werme.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-11-16
On this alarm...the Hornets seem to get back on track but after a devastating loss in Washington there's still work to do in the final week of the regular season.
Kemba Walker's campaign heats up the Charlotte ...
Despite nearly turning over half the team and adding two new starters to the rotation, no one has been more important to the success of the Charlotte Hornets this year than Kemba Walker. He's the focus of another clever campaign by the Charlotte Hornet...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-7-16
On this alarm...Steve Clifford doesn't want them to play like the "old Charlotte Hornets" so Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson decided to play like the 2013-14 Bobcats...
Inside the Locker Room: Prep to Pro
We take you inside the locker room and get the opinions of Al Jefferson, Frank Kaminsky and Marvin Williams on what it takes to make the transition into professional basketball and whether or not someone should be able to make the leap directly out of ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-6-16
On this alarm...the Hornets lose to the Raptors and the story of the game feels all too familiar to hardcore Hornets fans.
Full Interview with Jonathan Abrams, author of ...
The 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Byrant, Kwame Brown, Big Al Jefferson...the Hornets organization will always be linked to the era between 1995 and 2005 when going straight from high school to the NBA was the thing to do. We talk to Jonathan Abrams, author of ...
Guest Jonathan Abrams, author of Boys Among Men
There was no rule against it but, with rare exceptions, high school players just weren't taken in the NBA draft. Then 1995 happened, Kevin Garnett exploded onto the scene and for the next ten years prep stars invaded late June. It only lasted a decade ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-5-16
On this alarm...the shocking finish in Houston and what Hornets owner Michael Jordan had to say to the Tar Heels after the game...the Hornets face another tough road test in Toronto tonight.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-4-16
On this alarm...Hornets lose to the Cavs and an injury to Nic Batum now looms large.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 4-1-16
On this alarm...the Hornets are moving up the standings and it's thanks in-part to a former Hornet. Doug explains why he thinks this roster gets along so darn well.
The Charlotte Hornets Newfound Road-Savvy Will ...
The Charlotte Hornets have used the month of March to refocus their efforts away from Time Warner Cable Arena. If you ask players and coaches they will tell you, winning on the road isn't an exact science...it's closer to an art form. It take a special...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-31-16
On this alarm....the Charlotte Hornets get some help from the Hawks and Heat in their quest for higher playoff seeding...Patrick Ewing, the next New York Knicks coach? It could happen.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-30-16
On this alarm...the Charlotte Hornets get the victory over a hapless Philadelphia Sixers team...the NBA responds to Atlanta's All Star shenanigans.
How do the Charlotte Hornets matchup with possi...
The Charlotte Hornets magic number continues to drop and a playoff berth is just within reach. We think it's safe to start scouting potential playoff matchups and the Hornets have many possibilities. The Eastern Conference has a huge gut of four teams,...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-29-16
On this alarm...the Charlotte Hornets get set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers...the playoff race continues to twist and turn, what is the Hornets best case scenario?
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-28-16
On this alarm...the Charlotte Hornets have the NBA equivalent of a week off...could Brice Johnson be a target for the Charlotte Hornets come draft time...playoff seeding scenarios
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-25-16
On this alarm...the NBA releases a statement in response to a new law in NC they feel is discrimanatory and how that could affect the future of the 2017 All Star Game in Charlotte...the Charlotte Hornets take on the Detroit Pistons tonight in Detroit, ...
Michael Jordan trying to be the GOAT again with...
After a tumultuous start to his career as a basketball executive, it seems like Michael Jordan has his sights on being the GOAT once again. This time it will stand for "Greatest Owner of All Time." He's got a long way to go to win over Charlotte fans, ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-24-16
On this alarm...the Charlotte Hornets get the win over the Brooklyn Nets and different players continue to step up in key moments...we go into the standings to update you on where the Hornets stand in the fight for playoff seeding and home court in the...
Guest Sirius XM's Taylor Zarzour
The first quarter resembled the famous battle of the Alamo, an ambush. The Hornets scored 7 points in the first quarter, a season low for a quarter...by any team this season. But like they've done so many times this season, they battled back with amazi...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-22-16
On this alarm...WHAT IN THE HOLY HORNET?! The Hornets beat the Spurs after only managing 7 points in the first quarter. The Spurs. THE Spurs.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-21-16
On this alarm...the San Antonio Spurs visit the Charlotte Hornets tonight, we reveal our keys to the game....PLUS Dwight Howard uses stickum and the NBA media has no idea how to react....
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-18-16
On this alarm...Hornets win their biggest game of the year and possibly since NBA basketball returned to Charlotte...PLUS find out how you can win free lower levels to Saturday night's game vs. the Denver Nuggets
Does Bench Force One need serious maintenance?
People made signs with Super Jeremy Bros. and Bench Force One on them. The announcers extolled their ability to bring the Charlotte Hornets out of the abyss night after night. Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb, Spencer Hawes and Frank Kaminsky, all newcomers to ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-17-16
On this alarm...we recap the Charlotte Hornets getting back on track against the Orlando Magic...how concerned should fans be about the bench struggles...a check of the standings and how important tonight's game with the Miami Heat is turning out to be.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-16-16
On this alarm...more on tonight's matchup Orlando Magic visit the Charlotte Hornets...we dig into a stat that we rarely use but is really nice at helping to evaluate what a player contributes and will contribute across a stat sheet, Real Plus Minus
Previewing Pivotal Hornets Back to Back
There's no time to lament the end of the Hornets' seven game winning streak. They are staring at a crucial two game slate against tough divisional opponents in the Orlando Magic and 4th place Miami Heat on Wednesday and Thursday. What will the Hornets ...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-15-16
On this alarm...Raymond Felton how could you...after all we've done to support you...#DALatCHA recap
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-14-16
On this alarm...Selection Sunday was useless...the Hornets are the hottest team in the NBA...#DALatCHA preview
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-11-16
On this alarm....preview of the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night matchup with the Houston Rockets aka Jeremy Lin bobblehead night. For a preview of tonight's gave vs. the Detroit Pistons check out HTL Thursday.
What a Time to be A-Hive
The Hornets remain perfect in March, in large part due to the continued dominance of Kemba Walker who ripped off his fourth straight 30 point performance. But what's going on with the defense? Should fans be worried about the number of comebacks the Ho...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-10-16
On this alarm...#NOPatCHA recap...Kemba ties a franchise record...trends we're seeing in the fourth quarter of this win streak.
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-9-16
For a full preview of #NOPatCHA listen to our full Tuesday edition of Hive Talk Live. In this alarm...our key stat and key matchup for tonight's game against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.
When Kemba Walker goes for 30, fans go 100
Kemba Walker has found the switch, the knob, the button that leads to elite offensive production. He turned it on in a big way in the third quarter of the Charlotte Hornets latest win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets seem to be using thi...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-8-16
On this alarm...the Hornets beat the Wolves to make it four wins in a row + Kemba Walker piles on the points for a third straight game + Al Jefferson continues to impress off the bench
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-7-16
On this alarm...
#MINatCHA preview + Al Jefferson rebounding just in time to join the Hornets hot streak
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-4-16
On this alarm...
David thinks this #INDatCHA game is gonna be a FIGHT + we check in on some stats and analysis of the guy the Hornets drafted, Frank Kaminsky, and the guy a lot of people WANTED the Hornets to draft, Justise Winslow.
Time to Thrive at The Hive
The Hornets are riding high off of two straight blowout wins (albeit against each conference's basement dweller) and 8 wins in their last 10 games. Now they stare down a seven game stand at home, where they've played very well this season. Can they vir...
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-3-16
On this alarm...The Hornets get another win in Philadelphia, but they didn't rest their starters....Courtney Lee had another productive but quiet night, does he need to be more of a factor for the Hornets to be successful in the playoffs?
The Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-2-16
Wake up with hornets in your ears, on this alarm:
1. The Hornets put up Monstar numbers on the Phoenix Suns
2. No rest for the weary as they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Sixers tonight at 7p
Beware the Ides of the Playoff March
March begins at home sweet home for the Charlotte Hornets who will spend a majority of the month in Time Warner Cable Arena. But do the matchups favor the home team? We take a deep dive into the schedule and determine the most crucial games coming up i...
Hive O'Clock Alarm 3-1-16
On this Hive O'Clock Alarm we talk about PHX at CHA + the Clippers continue to terribly rebrand + our favorite 90's Nick shows.
Hive O'Clock Alarm 2-29-16
Wake up with Hornets in your ears, it's The Hive O'Clock Alarm. In this ep:
CHA at ATL recap + Nic Batum and Al Jefferson have seen performance dips over the past few games, who should fans be more concerned about?
Wake Up Hornets Fans 2-26-16
Wake up with Hornets talk in your podcast cup....or something. We continue our preview of #CHAatIND from Thursday and discuss Steph's crazy deep shooting exploits vol. 73.
We don't have an official name for this, submit your ideas to buzzbuzz@hivetal...
Being grown up is hard, coaching them...even ha...
Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is normally very open with the media after games or practices. He loves to talk about the finer details of NBA basketball. That's why when I heard he did an entire podcast on The Vertical's new network, I scr...
Wake Up Hornets Fans 2-25-16
Trying something a little different. Short Hornets news updates and analysis in your podcast list. Expect these more and more as we figure out exactly how we want to use them. Just know it means more Hornets and that's never a bad thing.
In this one ...
Guest: Leigh Ellis from The Starters on NBATV
The Charlotte Hornets have their biggest game of the year coming up on Wednesday and so we decided to bring in our biggest guest yet, from the hit NBA podcast turned TV show, The Starters, Leigh Ellis. He shares his insights on everything from what kin...
The Trade Deadline Show
We've had some time to process what went down on Tuesday and we're ready to say our final goodbyes to P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts. It's time to welcome Courtney Lee to a team that still has postseason hopes on their radar. On paper, Lee seems to be...
Full Interview with Blake Murphy on All Star We...
Blake Murphy of RaptorsRepublic.com tells us about his experience covering the 2016 All-Star Weekend in Toronto and what it could mean for Charlotte's experience in 2017.
Hornets Deal for Shooting Guard Courtney Lee
That was just about everything I wanted out of an All-Star Weekend. Every event had a storyline. The NBA trimmed some of the fat (R.I.P Shooting Stars Challenge). And nearly every event, save for the actual All-Star game was packed with drama. In 2017 ...
Charlotte Hornets fans await news on another shoulder injury to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist just as he was igniting the teams defense AND offense. We'll have an update on his status and analysis of how the team can move forward after another key player head...
Bench Force One Grounded for Maintenance
The Charlotte Hornets faced tough opposition during their four game homestand but came away with a 3-1 record after a dominating win over a hurting Chicago Bulls team. Wednesday they will have a chance to get back over .500 if they defeat the Indiana P...
Saturday Sitdown: Marvin's a Martian with Russe...
David and I will be on Good Day Charlotte Sunday at 6:50am. I know most of you will be sleeping in or marinating your wings for later that night, so set your DVR to capture the 6:30 hour and watch us drop some Hornets talk on Super Bowl ...
The Curse Has Been Lifted!
The Hornets really know how to work the "Cable Box." They put on another show in front of their fans and after what seemed like an endless drought against Lebron James led teams, got a signature win in the face of a tough home stretch. Amazingly they d...
The Kidd is Alright
What is this madness?! Did Michael Kidd-Gilchrist just hit a three?! That can't be, he's only JUST returned from inju-OH MY did he just hit ANOTHER one?!
Hornets Announcer Dell Curry couldn't believe it, he initially called the first "MK3" and "MK2" ...